The seven-time All-Star will take one of the Heat's open roster spots, but a forthcoming deal might be in place for the Heat to continue cutting salary by waiving a player.
Heat would stay under tax even with immediate Johnson signing if another team has let it be known they would claim a waived Heat player.— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) February 26, 2016
Johnson's buyout agreement with the Brooklyn Nets yesterday was immediately met with reports that several playoff-bound teams such as the Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Toronto Raptors were after his services.
I've been told that the 3 most attractive options for Joe Johnson were Miami, Oklahoma City and Atlanta. It was about fit, playing time.— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) February 26, 2016
He averaged 11.8 points, 4.1 assists and 3.9 rebounds this season in 57 games with the Nets.